42 episodes

State of the Unions is labor‘s podcast, a production of the 12.5 million member, 56 union AFL-CIO, bringing you the issues and guests important to working people. It is hosted by Tim Schlittner and Carolyn Bobb, two young and diverse members of the AFL-CIO team. Their goal is simple: lift up the stories and aspirations of workers in a fun and creative way.

State of the Unions AFL-CIO

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 102 Ratings

State of the Unions is labor‘s podcast, a production of the 12.5 million member, 56 union AFL-CIO, bringing you the issues and guests important to working people. It is hosted by Tim Schlittner and Carolyn Bobb, two young and diverse members of the AFL-CIO team. Their goal is simple: lift up the stories and aspirations of workers in a fun and creative way.

    Democracy, Safe Schools and Union Power

    Democracy, Safe Schools and Union Power

    Tim and Carolyn are joined by American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten to discuss back to school, the state of play on Capitol Hill and the rise of unions.
     

    • 25 min
    On the Front Lines: A Conversation with NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN

    On the Front Lines: A Conversation with NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN

    On this week‘s episode of ”State of the Unions,” co-hosts Tim Schlittner and Carolyn Bobb sit down with National Nurses United (NNU) Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN, to discuss how nurses went above and beyond to speak out and advocate for patient care and workplace safety while on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 34 min
    It‘s Labor Day! A Conversation with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

    It‘s Labor Day! A Conversation with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

    Tim and new co-host Carolyn Bobb discuss the legacy of Richard Trumka, Liz Shuler and the new leadership team at AFL-CIO and talk to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.

    • 39 min
    Working America: A conversation with the AFL-CIO's community affiliate

    Working America: A conversation with the AFL-CIO's community affiliate

    Julie and Guest Co-host Carolyn Bobb sat down with Matt Morrison, executive director of Working America, to discuss how the affiliate union is mobilizing millions of workers from all demographics who otherwise lack representation at work.

    • 25 min
    Special Episode: Coronavirus and the Labor Movement's Response

    Special Episode: Coronavirus and the Labor Movement's Response

    Tim and Julie sit down with M.K. Fletcher, AFL-CIO Safety & Health Specialist to talk all things Coronavirus (COVID-19), what the labor movement is doing and how we are responding to ensure that frontline workers' needs are taken care of.

    • 13 min
    Redux: Can't Stop. Won't Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line

    Redux: Can't Stop. Won't Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line

    Meet Caleb-Michael, the new executive producer of State of the Unions as he reintroduces SOTU Pod Episode 16, Can't Stop. Won't Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line. In this episode Julie and Tim talk to Kristen Johnson, a deli manager and shop steward at the Stop & Shop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Kristen and more than 30,000 of her co-workers, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), are out on strike for fair pay, benefits and respect on the job.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Mr. Dibbs ,

Insightful

I’ve been listening for over a year now and it’s always an worthwhile education. Inspiring as well. Give it a listen.

LoloHusky ,

Great podcast. Inspiring interviews and stories.

Really enjoy hearing all the interviews from a diverse swath of professions/trades and other backgrounds. Very interested to see what new interviews will be upcoming. Would love to learn more about the collective efforts happening in Silicon Valley and other “salary professionals”. Would also recommend turning up mic volume. Very low volume compared to other podcasts I listen to.

allin4bigblue ,

Great Podcast! Turn up the mics a little more!

I just discovered this podcast and I love it! Great podcast for all union members or for anyone who wants to join a union. Only criticism I have is that the mics need to be turned up a little. Volume seems lower compared to other podcasts I listen to.

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